Radical Kindness – once again

Published February 7, 2022 by Nan Mykel

Yes, those were the days, my friend….Thanks for reminding us.

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Yesterday, I repeated a post called “Build Bridges not Chasms” using a quote from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. One way to help build bridges comes from another earlier post which quotes someone defining another great American who passed away a few years ago – Mister Rogers. We need to practice radical kindness.

Last week, the excellent documentary called “Would you be my neighbor?” on the life and mission of Mister (Fred) Rogers, won an award from AARP’s Movies for Grown-ups annual ceremony. Morgan Neville, the producer/ director summed up his reflections of Mister Rogers with the words “radical kindness.” He noted we need his wisdom more today than ever.

In the film, Rogers, who was an ordained minister, puppeteer, and musician made it his mission to teach children about how to understand and address their feelings. His shows focused on issues that were previously avoided with children –…

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